Vladimir Mayakovsky’s daughter dies in US aged 89

April 4, 2016 | Faculty

The sole daughter of Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, US philosopher and author Patricia Thomson died in New York last Friday, the director of the V.V. Mayakovsky State Museum in Moscow, Aleksey Lobov, has confirmed to TASS.

Founder of Studley dead at 88

October 22, 2015 | Faculty

Julien J., 88, a prominent real estate broker and advisor, passed away at his home on October 13, 2015, survived by his cherished and devoted wife of 28 years, Jane Studley.

Lennart Anderson, Painter Who Put Modern Twist on the Masters, Dies at 87

October 21, 2015 | Faculty

Lennart Anderson, one of the most prominent and admired painters to translate figurative art into a modern idiom, died on Thursday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 87.

Chantal Akerman, Whose Films Examined Women’s Inner Lives, Dies at 65

October 7, 2015 | Faculty

Chantal Akerman, the Belgian director whose ruminative, meticulous observation of women’s inner lives, often using long takes, made her a pioneer in feminist and experimental filmmaking, died here on Monday. She was 65.

Remembering Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 21, 2015 | Faculty

Medgar Evers College confirmed last week that 42-year-old Griffith, dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for MEC, was one of the eight people killed in the May 12 Amtrak Train 188 derailment. He was the fifth victim identified.


July 21, 2014 | Faculty

The Hunter College community is saddened by the loss of our longtime colleague, Clifford E. Soll, who died at his home in Yonkers, NY, on April 7, 2014.

Basil Paterson, trailblazing New York politician, former Gov. David Paterson’s father, dead at 87

April 17, 2014 | Faculty

Basil Paterson, the father of former Gov. David A. Paterson and one of the pioneering lions of Harlem politics, died Wednesday night, according to a spokesman for his son. He was 87.

Joan Miller, Modern-Dance Champion, Dies at 77

April 4, 2014 | Faculty

Joan Miller, a dancer, teacher and enduring presence in modern dance in New York since the 1970s, died on March 23 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77.

Abraham Briloff, Accounting Professor, Dies at 96

December 20, 2013 | Faculty

Abraham J. Briloff, an accounting expert whose trenchant and sometimes scathing analyses of corporate financial records often sent investors scurrying to dump their stocks, died on Thursday at his home in Great Neck, N.Y. He was 96.

Jock Young, 1942-2013

December 16, 2013 | Faculty

William “Jock” Young was born in Midlothian on 4 March 1942 and educated in Aldershot before studying sociology at the London School of Economics from 1962. He began teaching at what is now Middlesex University in 1968 and remained there for 35 years, for much of it as director of the Centre for Criminology. In 2002 he moved to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. He later served as professor of sociology at the University of Kent and then returned to New York as distinguished professor of criminal justice and sociology at CUNY’s Graduate Center.